Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 2013 Bogitsh Lecture
to be delivered by
Lenn E. Goodman
Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Vanderbilt University
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 122
Love: Does God Make a Difference?
Building on the ideas of his Gifford Lectures, published by Oxford University Press in 2008 under the title “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself”, Professor Goodman explores the complementarities of theism with humanism.
The Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture was established by a gift from Professor Emeritus Burton Bogitsh and his family in honor of Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh. Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh grew up as a Baptist in a small farming community in west Texas, where her mother Una Hooper Carlisle, taught her the principleof religious tolerance. Mafoi studied comparative religion at Baylor University and cultivated a profound interest in various world religions and the cultures from which they arose. This interest grew when she married Burton, a man of Jewish heritage, and both involved themselves with the Unitarian tradition. The Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture honors Mafoi’s lifelong interest in the interplay between culture and religious expression.
This lecture is free and open to the public.